Meet the Staff
I have been with FLW since 2015. I grew up in Cannon Falls, MN and joined the team as a receptionist almost directly after I graduated high school. I eventually worked my way up to managing the office by the time I was 19. My favorite hobbies include rock climbing, photography and hiking! My favorite hike so far is Angels Landing at Zion National Park in Utah - what an adrenaline rush!
The best part of working at Finish Line Wellness is the family environment that our staff and our patients create. Finish Line has become such a staple in the community and I'm proud to be a part of it!
I am brand new to Finish Line Wellness team since November of 2019! I grew up in St. Michael, MN where I went to state and was all-conference for Track, Football, and Top 5 for Mr. Basketball. I got a full scholarship to SCSU for Basketball where we made history and went to the Final Four! While there I got my degree in Sports Medicine and Coaching with an emphasis on advanced nutrition.
I then hired an agent and played professional basketball and traveled the world to Spain, England, and China for about 2.5 years!
My job here is as the “Wellness Director” in which I am going to help implement wellness programs for nutrition, diet, exercise and weight loss that works hand in hand with our team of Chiropractors and therapy providers.
I enjoy just about everything sports as well as getting outdoors to fish and enjoy the Minnesota summers on the lakes or at the cabin! I’m ecstatic to be a part of the FLW team and the community surrounding us!
I've been with Finish Line Wellness since fall of 2011. I handle all of the insurance billing for the office and manage patient accounts. I am generally in the back office, but you may see me at the front desk from time to time. I grew up in Rosemount, MN and currently reside in Savage, MN with my husband and daughter. I enjoy spending time outdoors, tackling DIY projects and traveling when my hectic life allows it. I love working at Finish Line because I am surrounded by a like-minded team who truly cares about the health and well-being of people!
I’m from the small town of Cokato, MN. Growing up I was very involved and active at school, which is where my love for health and fitness began. I was a two-sport collegiate athlete, and after graduating from Minnesota State University Mankato, I taught physical education. I’m passionate about inspiring people and it energizes me to be part of the Finish Line Wellness team that helps people live life at their best through every circumstance and in every aspect!
My marketing background includes work in the country music scene, blogging & public speaking, and you may even find me in a TV commercial or two!
My other interests include trying anything that pushes me to the limit such as dancing, traveling, attending concerts, trying new foods, doing anything creative and making memories with those that I love.
Hi! My name is Lauren, and I grew up in a small suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm currently in my third year at the University of Minnesota studying Health Services Management. I enjoy being outside (hiking, running, etc.), traveling, and trying different restaurants/foods! I love Finish Line Wellness because of the very inclusive environment!
Hi, my name is Misael but everyone calls me Micha (Mee-Cha). I was born and raised in Minnesota and have been living in Burnsville for the past 15 years. I went to the Academy of Holy Angels where I played soccer for all four years and was also part of the math team and president of the Spanish club. Right now I am a student at Inver Hills where I am studying Marketing and Sales. I love working at Finish Line Wellness because they patients feel more like family members than just strangers coming to a clinic. Finish Line Wellness has this amazing atmosphere that just makes you feel at home. Stop by the front desk and say hello.
Lauren Peabody received a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington. She graduated with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Lauren is nationally board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the great state of Minnesota. She had special training in electro-acupuncture for traumatic brain injury and post-stroke during her internship at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. She completed another internship at the U of M West Bank Hospital in the antepartum department. Previous to her acupuncture training, she attended The Culinary Institute of America. Lauren agrees with the Chinese belief that food is medicine.
She is passionate about restoring the body’s health with acupuncture, dietary recommendations, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She uses Traditional Chinese medical differential diagnoses to treat a multitude of conditions. Lauren enjoys treating all conditions with acupuncture and takes special interest in pain management and hormonal balance, specifically treating difficult infertility cases. She has had exceptional results treating neurological diseases such as headaches, sleep disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Lauren is excited to bring her acupuncture expertise to Finish Line Wellness. She loves the atmosphere and the team here at FLW, and she especially enjoys the aquarium. In her spare time Lauren maintains a collection of orchids and loves to entertain her pet rabbit, Bilbo, and beta fish, Lucy. She is pursuing her motorcycle license and currently is the proud owner of a Yahmaha TTR 110. Lauren believes in the pursuit of what is good, noble, pure, and righteous.